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Georgia Lawmakers Draft Immigration Law

A group of state lawmakers is working on an immigration bill that is likely to mirror the controversial law passed in Arizona earlier this year. The move has advocates worried that the state’s economy could suffer.

Top Lawmakers Name Immigration Panel

The leaders of the Georgia House and Senate have announced the creation of a 14 member panel to look into Georgia immigration laws ahead of next year's General Assembly. The Senate leader, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, says the aim is to use every option to lessen illegal immigration's impact in Georgia. His election opponent says, it's too little, too late.

Georgia Prepared For Federal Teen Driving Law

A proposed federal law wants to push restrictions on underage drivers across the country. But when it comes to meeting requirements for the new law, Georgia is already ahead of the curve.

Three Democrats Want Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

A letter was signed by three Georgia Congressmen asking for the extension of tax cuts.

Ballot Question Addresses Business Contracts

When Georgia voters go to the polls this year, they'll be faced with five ballot questions. Among those is one you might not have heard of but which could affect worker-employee relations in Georgia. Amendment One would strengthen non-compete contracts, which some workers have to sign when they're hired.

Feds Could Block Pit Bull Ban

The city of Douglasville near Atlanta continues to pursue a ban on pit bulls. That’s because officials say the dogs are dangerous. But they may need to work around a new federal rule.

Water Isn't A Top Priority With Voters

Georgia's next governor will have to pick up where Sonny Perdue leaves off in water war negotiations. But according to a poll, voters aren't much considering water resources in their decisions in the upcoming gubernatorial election. The poll says, just 1% of Georgia voters are considering water issues as a voting priority for November.

GOP Aims To Oust John Barrow

The Republicans still have memories of electing one of their own in Georgia's 12th District. They know the Democrat who represents the district had a close call in the last mid-term election. But can even this historic election atmosphere topple a three-term incumbent?

Barnes, Deal Talk To Economic Developers

Both candidates said that solving education, transportation and water problems were critical to luring new jobs. They spoke to about 300 economic development officials meeting for their annual conference in Savannah.

Deal Amends Financial Disclosure

Nathan Deal has again amended his financial disclosure filed with the state - the second time in seven days the Republican gubernatorial candidate has made changes to the required report.

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